Liebster Award

I’m being a little rebel here at work and thought now would be as good of a time as any to complete the Liebster Award nomination from Walk the Goats (PSST…THANK YOU). Guys, stop over at the blog and read. The writer’s take on life, Shakespeare and other things is a breath of fresh air. *Side Note* I have tried linking to the Global Aussie for the award origins but the link doesn’t want to connect.Just a heads up. OK, you know the drill…



  1. Thank the person who nominated you; include a link to their blog
  2. Display the Liebster Award logo** on your blog.
  3. Answer the questions given to you
  4. Nominate 5–11 blogs you want to help others discover
  5. Link to the nominees’ pages to let them know they were nominated
  6. Give the nominees 11 new questions they’re to answer
  7. List these rules in your post

Optional but Often Included

  1. Provide 10 random facts about yourself
  2. Write a small post about what makes you passionate about blog posting

My Q & A

  1. What’s something you’ve done that makes you feel proud?
    Raising my kids. No matter how much they try me (believe me they do) they are my greatest accomplishments.
  2. What are you thinking, right now?
    I’m thinking I want to go home because I have a great idea to build on a short story for a novella. Damn the evilness of being an adult!
  3. What’s the largest body of water you’ve ever stood next to?
    Gulf of Mexico
  4. If you knew you would be struck dead six months from today, how would you live until then? Assume all practical stuff has been handled.
    Hmm…am I to be good or evil? A little both: Take the kids on a 5 month around the world vacation. On the 6th month spend my days with my family and become the hand of Karma by night.
  5. Where’s your favorite place to go or favorite thing to do to recharge?
    My favorite thing to do to recharge is literally sleeping.
  6. If you decided to rename your blog, what would you rename it?
    Hmm…I don’t think I could. I love the name. Umm…
  7. When you want comfort food, what do you eat?
    Oh, that’s easy. I make my grandmother’s recipe for fried chicken. There is just something about frying up her chicken recipe that makes like all better again.
  8. Do you have a preference for summer activities or winter activities?
    I would say neither 🙂 I don’t care for the outdoors but if I had to pick summer. But not actual summer more like the weather between spring and summer or summer and fall.
  9. Do you have any special talents you consider unusual? Or that people “know” you for? If so, what?
    Nope, no special talents unless you count sarcasm.
  10. If you were to paint your bedroom a new color, what color would you pick?
    I already repainted my room. It was a gaudy pink-red color. Couldn’t classify it as maroon, red, purple…trust me it was bad. I chose two neutral grey tones.
  11. Of the 10 previous questions, which was the most fun to answer?
    The comfort food one…I LOVE food 🙂

My Noms (remember you are not obliged to participate but if so, have some fun)

  1. Just_Me:) at happymesshappiness
  2. T. Shaw
  3. Emotional Notions
  4. Lawrence Illoc
  5. Nadya Irsalina

Q & A for Noms

  1. Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
  2. Do you believe in second chances?
  3. When was the last time you lied? Why?
  4. What big lesson could someone learn from your life?
  5. What fictional place would you most like to go?
  6. Are you usually early or late?
  7. What age do you wish you could permanently be?
  8. What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
  9. If you could change your name, what would it be?
  10. Do you believe in Karma or in doing good?
  11. How are you doing today?

Ok, have fun 🙂

Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Kristian. He is a blogger that I have appreciated reading over time. Reading as he explores styles and genre is always inspirational. Take a look, you may find something that’ll inspire you.






  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display and link to the award on your blog.
  3. Answer the questions given to you.
  4. Create more questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Write a small post about what makes you passionate about blog posting.
  6. Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (optional)-opted out due to another award
  7. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel would enjoy blogging about this award.
  8. List these rules in your post
  9. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated

Questions for me to answer:

  1. How did you decide on the name for your blog?
    I wanted to express that even though I C-PTSD I can still be me, creative.
  2. Are you a morning person or an evening person?
    I think I’m more of a ‘lunch’ person. I’m not fully awake when my alarm goes off and I’m usually asleep by 8pm. 
  3. If you could win a lifetime supply of something (not cash) what would it be?
    I would want a lifetime supply of being able to write. I hope that I am able to write until the end.
  4. What is your favorite Genre of books to read?
    My favorite genre of book is horror.
  5. What weird food combination do you like?
    The weirdest food combination that I love (and is my midnight go to snack) are peanut butter and onion foldover sandwiches.
  6. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
    Oh, definitely anything by Tex Avery!
  7. What would your funeral song be?
    Fairytale of New York-It was played at my grandmother’s and father’s wakes.
  8. Name a song you like from the year you were born.
    Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
  9. If you could attend a famous event in history which would it be?
    Battle of the Alamo (Just to see if my Texas History Class was spot on or some of it was boasted with Southern pride.)
  10. What Christmas present have you never received but wish you had?
    Monchhichi Dolls-My mother said it was a waste of money.

My Questions for the Nominees (I’m probably supposed to come up with more but I think 5 is good):

  1. Do you prefer J.R.R. Tolkien’s Hobbit books or movies?
  2. Do you eat or skip breakfast?
  3. How do you express gratitude?
  4. Do you kill bugs or take them outside?
  5. What’s the oddest job you ever held?

Oh yeah, Nominees

  1. heywritergrrl
  2. StuHN
  3. Walk the Goats

Remember you do not have to participate but if you do, have fun.

Liebster Award

EEK, super excited to be catching up on my awards. Unfortunately, there were some for the Sunshine Blogger Award and the Mystery Blogger award with links that didn’t work so I couldn’t answer the questions or nominate. I was nominated by StuHN. The serial piece that is being written for the #AtoZ Blogging challenge is brilliant! Please head on over and read his work. You will not be disappointed. So, on with the show.


1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award logo.
2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger sets for you.
3. Nominate blogs that you think are deserving of the award.
4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let your nominees know about their nomination!

My Questions to answer:

  1. If you could write in any writers voice besides your own, whose would it be?
    Hmm…any writers voice? I would have to choose that from the point of view of the character. Dialogue is not my strong suit and I’m trying and failing it seems.
  2. What literary genre holds NO interest for you?
    Non-fiction Religious-I’ve been raised in the bible belt. I’ve heard and lived enough for a lifetime. I’m more spiritual in the ways that my grandmother taught me.
  3. What song with a strong narrative still touches you?
    Praying by Kesha. I got emotional the first time I heard it and still get choked up. This speaks to me in more ways than one (thank you for this question).
  4. What fictional character do you wish you were?
    Chesire Cat- That clever feline is able to adapt to any situation for survival.
  5. Savory or Sweet?
    Both? OK, not fair umm savory. I enjoy sweet but put some seasoned pecans in front of me and there won’t be any left for anyone else.
  6. What are “The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of?”
    Dreams are made of determination, gumption, and humility. All of those are needed to reach your goals.
  7. You stumble upon a magic rock. Picking it up, you discover something underneath. What is it?
    The answer to all my family’s secrets. Every answer ever wanted that they took to the grave with them. Their history and past is also mine. 
  8. Have you had an inexplicable experience? What was it?
    I guess some of my stories start with a scene that I see in my mind’s eye. Then my hands can’t stop writing the story behind a scene I have never seen before.
  9. What fiction book would you recommend to me?
    I think it would have to be Cinder. Yes, it’s a young adult fiction but the take on an old fairy-tale I thoroughly enjoyed.
  10. What movie or TV show do you love but hate to admit it?
    Love but hate to admit. It’s no longer running but it would have to be the Torkelson’s. 
  11. What does writing mean to you? (yes, I’m stealing it from Shari. Deal).
    For me, writing means that I’m alive. I’m healing. I’m striving towards a daily goal. It keeps me from giving up.

My questions to be answered:

  1. What was your monster under the bed or in the closet growing up?
  2. What is one thing you wish you could make right?
  3. What fairy tale would you like to see made into a movie?
  4. Would you rather swim in a lake or ocean?
  5. If you could change one thing about mainstream media, what would it be?
  6. Do you have a green thumb?
  7. What would you bring to a birthday party for someone you didn’t know?
  8. What is your favorite time of day?
  9. What is your favorite black and white movie?
  10. How do you define good character?
  11. What movie made you unexpectedly cry?

My Nominees

Froggy Crochet
Swerve Strikes Back

Remeber you are not obligated to participate but if you do, have some fun.

Liebster Award Nomination

When I started this blog I was in a bad place in my life. I realized I need to stop living in my past and come to terms that the past lives within me. And that isn’t always a bad thing, it’s something that I can learn and grow from but hopefully along the way help, encourage, and inspire others. I have read some great writing stories both fictional and nonfictional and view some amazing art. There are so many talented individuals and all are uniquely awesome. I can’t thank the readers, writers, and artists enough for the encouragement Y’all (showing Southern roots) give.

With that being said, The Creative PTSD Gal was nominated for the Liebster Award (insert jumping up and down, screaming school girls image here). She is a blogger that I believe is one of the bravest I’ve read. She encourages other’s and has a wit about her writing that is relatable in one way or another. So, please visit This-door-is-alarmed, kick off your shoes and read for a while.

THE OFFICIAL RULES OF THE LIEBSTER AWARD 2018 (as seen on The Global Aussie)

The rules are:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award logo.
  2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger sets you.
  3. Nominate blogs that you think are deserving of the award.
  4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Let your nominees know about their nomination!

So here it goes:

  1. What is your favorite thing beginning with the letter ‘s’?
    My favorite thing that begins with ‘S’ would have to be sleep. I know that sounds common but for a C-PTSD woman with insomnia, it’s a luxury at times.
  2. What is your quirk?
    I have so many but I think the one that I’m even mindful of is quoting movies during serious conversations. Someone would say a phrase that had to do with a quote and I would in turn finish with a movie quote.
  3. Of the blogs you follow, which is your favorite and why (please leave a reference to their site)?
    This is a tough one since I enjoy so many for many personal reasons. Discovering Your Happiness.  I can relate to so much of the information. It doesn’t feel like other mindful mental blogs I read.
  4. What five things do you hope to accomplish in the next five years?
    1-Self publish a successful collection of short stories
    2-Write a novel during NaNo month
    3-Bake a perfect loaf of white bread (I’m not a baker FYI)
    4-Be able to work from home writing and painting
    5-Encourage someone to follow their dreams 
  5. If I was reading a book, with you as the main character, how would the author describe you?
    Average brunette female with a little sass and a giving heart. Doesn’t quit but will slow down when needed. She is adventurous but stays close to home for safety. The mother figure when you need comfort and a friend when you need honesty.
  6. What do you wish you could change about yourself?
    Years ago I would have changed so much including experiences or regrets but now I wouldn’t change anything. I’m afraid if I did I would be the same person with a will that doesn’t quit.
  7. Which one famous person (real or fictional) would you like to meet and what would say or ask?
    This is a no-brainer and let me geek out for a minute of all things 80’s making a comeback (wearing chucks right now). I’m a huge fan of Stranger Things. I would tell Eleven it’s ok to be a kid and to let Hopper help guide her. I would tell Joyce, ‘Awesome for seeing your ex as the ass he is and sending him to the curb. You’re an awesome single mom and don’t doubt your capabilities and to also act as a good mother figure in El’s life.
  8. If you could have a super-power, what would it be?
    My super-power of choice would have to be writing without grammatical errors. If there is an error to be made, I’ll do it with a cape on!
  9. What are you most proud of?
    I most proud of not giving up on me. I came close a couple of times, once to close for comfort but that’s for a different time.
  10. What is one key thing blogging has taught you?
    It has taught me to appreciate everyone’s contribution. To build a community that you’re proud to be a part of. Build up new bloggers and admire the accomplished.
  11. What question do you wish I had asked you and what is the answer?
    What villain character could you sympathize with and why? I would have to say Gemma from Sons of Anarchy. Whatever she did as bad or manipulative as it was at the root of it she did care about her family.

My Nominees

Blue Sky Days 365
A Slapdash Talk
Tales from the mind of Kristian
Life Amazing

My Questions (it’s going to be ok)

  1. What villain character could you sympathize with and why?
  2. What vintage piece of clothing would you like to bring back and why?
  3. You’re are playing the leading role in a major film, what is the title and who is your character?
  4. When is the one time you trusted your instincts and they were right?
  5. What would you like to gain from your blogging experience?
  6. What is your go-to comfort food?
  7. Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings
  8. What book have you read more than once?
  9. Coffee or tea?
  10. Where do you find inspiration when you are stuck?
  11. What is the one holiday you go all out for?

    Thanks for reading 🙂 I look forward to reading everyone’s responses!

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